Â«2005's last entry, ladies and gentlemen. Please welcome Yuusaku Kubota, also known as Reso. Reso has previously released two EP's for MiMi netlabel and a couple of tracks in several compilations. Reso is Japanese, and if we could tell (and we can) that there's a typical japanese sound in ambient electronica, well... this is it. Reso's ambient drones aren't really that far away from Ryoji Ikeda's low frequency signatures. If in doubt, please take 'Introversion' 19 minute trip right away. It is laid and layered as three or four pieces joint together (by the way, a 'joint' is something you will not need here...).
'Small Music' is a title not to be taken literaly, as one might suspect. Apart from the long opening piece, you'll find a small (yes, this one is actually small...) one minute piece, 'Cut Up and Cut Up', an insidious experiment into cut and paste electronica, followed by the second longest piece, and a personal favorite, 'Haze', which is, well... a 'Hazing' drone which lasts exactly 7 long minutes. You'll probably want to crank your volume knob up high on this one, because that's the best way to feel this monstrous drone. It surrounds you completely and draws continuous circles of hazing sound patterns, that go up and down several times before ending up abruptly. Next up, 'Extroversion', is titled as the opposite of the first piece, but it's not. It's rather a follow up. More ambient and glitch patterns, found sounds and tape loops, all processed by a mighty Powerbook. 'Green Lamp' ends up 2005 for test tube, in a beautiful glitchy and harmonious piece that's pretty much Reso's typical soundwork.Â» - Pedro LeitÃ£o
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